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Chinese New Year 2017春节. A Rooster Year! 鸡

Chinese New Year 2017春节. A Rooster Year! 鸡

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China’s most important traditional festival. It is also the most important celebration for families, and a week of official public holiday.

2017 is a year of the Rooster according to the chinese 12-year animal  cycle. Other Rooster years include: …1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017… If you were born then you’re a Rooster. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day.

Students at the Mandarin School of Montfort  have celebrated the Chinese New Year with exhibitions of this millenary culture.

Our chinese teacher , Miss Eva Laoshi, organized a Kung Fu exhibition and a traditional chinese violin concert  and, best of all, the students and their parents were able to participate!

They had the chance also to enjoy the traditional Chinese Art of caramel, an art that, in addition to being delicious, is considered Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The use of sugar to make figures and animals was popular during the reign of the Ming Dynasty and belongs to the traditional Chinese art emerged in Sichuan Province.

Chinese is one of the languages for which the educational center, aims to broaden the horizon of its students. With this playful activity, it seeks to motivate children.

Below you can see a video report of this day so enjoyable and educational at the same time:

Xīn nián kuài lè ! ( happy new year!)